More than $8 million worth of ARC grants have been awarded to two UNSW projects that will involve research into the major global challenges of antibiotic resistance and recyclable waste.
New efforts to reduce and re-use waste to boost a ‘circular’ economy are underway.
The potential of emerging technologies was keenly discussed at a UNSW summit exploring the reinvention of Australian manufacturing.
Burning materials that could be more productively reused elsewhere is not the way to go, UNSW Sydney has told an ACT government review.
If waste is burned for energy, recyclable material is lost forever. There are better solutions, writes Veena Sahajwalla.
UNSW's Professor Veena Sahajwalla says a solution is available now to the growing stockpiles of recyclable materials highlighted in a new Senate report into waste and recycling.
As Australia's waste crisis escalates, Professor Veena Sahajwalla today launched the world's first e-waste microfactory which has the potential to reduce the vast amount of electronic waste heading into landfill.
Micro-factories have enormous potential to reduce waste, create jobs and provide business opportunities if the government and businesses get behind them, writes Veena Sahajwalla.
A revolutionary approach to the recycling of toxic waste materials has seen UNSW Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla awarded the inaugural PLuS Alliance Prize for Research Innovation.
Professor Veena Sahajwalla has pioneered an Australian solution to the global e-waste crisis, developing microfactories to turn unwanted electronics into valuable metal alloys.